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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 20. Flammable Liquids, Gases and Vapors
Article 136. Dip Tanks
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§5433. Operations and Maintenance.

(a) Areas in vicinity of dip tanks shall be kept as clear of combustible stock as practical and shall be kept entirely free of combustible debris.

(b) When waste or rags are used in connection with dipping operations, self-closing, hinged, metal waste cans shall be provided and all impregnated rags or waste deposited therein immediately after use. The contents of waste cans shall be properly disposed of at least once daily or at the end of each shift.

(c) Periodic inspection or tests of all dip tank facilities shall be made, including covers, overflow pipe inlets, and discharge, bottom drains and valves, electrical wiring and equipment and grounding and bonding connections, ventilation facilities, and all extinguishing equipment. Any defects found shall be promptly corrected.

(d) Smoking shall be prohibited except in designated localities. "NO SMOKING" signs shall be conspicuously posted where hazard from flammable vapors may be reasonably expected.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 12-5-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 51).

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